On March 14th the FWC collected the remains of a 7 year old male on a private ranch in Hendry County. The cause of death is unknown.
Florida Panther statistics for 2018:
Twelve panther deaths were documented in 2018 consisting of: Five males and seven females. Of the twelve deaths, three were less than six months old. Eleven deaths were caused by vehicles, and one reported as unknown.
Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
The FWC is asking the public to assist with Florida panther research and management by reporting sightings of the large feline to the agency’s panther sightings webpage.
The FWC is interested in photos of panthers or their tracks. Anyone lucky enough to capture this large cat on camera is encouraged to submit the picture and sighting location to: MyFWC.com/PantherSightings.